In the Gold Medal game Team B beat Team C with a four to one victory.
The game was played with three 15 minute periods.
Team B’s starting line up consisted of Brett Hull, Pavel Datsyuk, and
Boyd Devereaux up front. Starting on defense were Chris Chelios and
Jesse Wallin. Manny Legace was in goal.
Team C’s starting line up consisted of Kris Draper, Igor Larionov, and
Luc Robitaille up front. Starting on defense were Mathieu Dandenault and
summer prospect acquisition Danny Groulx. Starting in goal was prospect
Team B’s line consisting of Devereaux, Sean Avery and Bryan Adams had
several good opportunities half way through the first period but
couldn’t get the puck past MacDonald.
Finally, with just over three minutes left in the first period Joel Ward
put the puck over MacDonald’s right shoulder.
Nick Parillo and Avery had a few words with each other early in the
second period. One of the linesmen grabbed a hold of Parillo keeping him
away from Avery as they still yapped. Finally, the linesman let Parillo
go and they dropped the gloves. Both managed to pull off each other’s
jersey and helmet before the linesmen again separated them and sent them
both to the box for fighting.
Dandenault scored the only goal for Team C four and a half minutes into
the second period. Draper took the first shot which Legace stopped but
Dandenault pushed the puck through Legace’s pads into the goal.
Twenty-two seconds after Dandenault’s goal Team C recieved two
penalties. Larionov and Groulx each got a minor penalty. Larionov went
to the box for tripping and Groulx for holding.
Thirty-eight seconds into the power play Devereaux scored. Datsyuk had
won the faceoff drawing the puck back to Chelios who passed across to
Wallin. Wallin passed the puck to Devereaux who shot the puck past
MacDonald’s stick on the far side.
Prospects Aaron Van Leusen and Rob Collins each scored a goal in the
third period for Team B.
After the game Chelios waited outside the locker room to hear what the
winning team’s reward would be. Assistant coach Joey Kocur and trainer
Piet Van Zant came to ask coach Dave Lewis if the winning team could
skip their off-ice training as their reward. Lewis said they could.
Kocur turned and shouted across the arena that they could skip their off-ice training, to which Chelios pumped his arms and cheered.
Two more days left of training camp, cuts are beginning to be made
before the exhibition season starts on Friday, September 20, 2002.